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PBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
men come in, and they want us to take the lead and show us how it's done. >> reporter: not surprisingly, most stores are pulling out all the stops today to lure shoppers, offering deep discounts. >> the weather hasn't gotten cold in the majority of the country, through the midwest and the northeast. so cold weather categories like sweaters, outerwear are being promoted 50%, 60% off. >> reporter: the holiday season shopping season started out with a bang, but since then, many shoppers have been waiting on the sidelines. although the economy is improving, many consumers still feel uneasy about their finances. >> some are worried about the job market. others fear the u.s. will fall off the fiscal cliff, leading to less disposable income next year. so this year, it's taking more than a good deal for retailers to make a sale. >> a lot of people talk about value. the thing they don't talk about is affordability. so while you may think that sweater at barney's or nordstrom's is a value, at whatever price it is, you can't afford it. and affordability is something that is resonating
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 12:00pm PST
king's speech won an oscar for best picture. also with us anne hathaway. she brings new grit and passion to the role of the tragic heroine and hugh jack mann jean valjean. i'm pleased to have all of them back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> how hard is it to take this kind of play and put it into a musical, this kind of musical and put it on filmlmlm >> it is extremely hard. what makes it hard is you are starting on a journey with a musical that 60 million people have seen but so many people hold so close to their hearts. and i realize people have a kind of protective and proprietorial attitude toward the musical. so i had to study what it is that people feel protective about. and why is it people go back and back to this musical. and i became convinced it's because the musical offers the people the opportunity to reexperience these strong emotions time and again. and sometimes they get stronger with time. >> rose: and those emotions are. >> well, i think it has an extraordinary ability, this musical, to jog in your memory knowledge of your own grieves, your own disappoi
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
that's the fascinating area in a character. so enigma secrets are, for me, very useful. tavis: beyond that, has the process that you use for choosing the kinds of roles that you want to play, has that process changed as you get older? we were talking earlier about playing an older character. but as you age, as i quote my grandmother all the time, as you become more chronologically gifted, has your process for choosing what you want to do changed? >> not really. i choose with my gut. i'll read a story and think, yeah, i like that story. i'd love to go and see that story; i'm interested by that character today, now. two years ago, that might have been different. two years hence that might be different. it depends what your appetite is wanting. if you read a story or a character that's a little bit similar to something you've just done, then you won't be attracted by it. but if you haven't just done that other thing, you would have been. so it's all dependent on the work you have been doing recently, but it's gut. it's like you look at a table of food and you think, "i think i want an ap
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
politicians in chicago. i'll use the former congressman, for example, she is running in this special election. she also ran against jesse jackson, jr. in the primary sensing he had some vulnerabilities then. she ended up losing by a large margin then. she's back again like i said for this special election one in a field of about seven candidates. >> ifill: let's turn to south carolina because there's something very interesting that's happening there which is we're beginning to see people thinking about running for the house seat being vacated by tim scott who just became the appointee to be senator to take jim demint's place, dominoes falling. what are people thinking about running kind of know each other? >> a little bit. this seat could be vacant as early as next week, january 2 when they come back into session for the 113th congress. what's really interesting about this is former governor mark sanford who for a time was very popular republican. he fought president obama's administration on the stimulus program. he had a lot of different things that had him really in high regards i
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: gunfire tore at the nation's holiday mood again today, with the emotional wounds from a school massacre still fresh. there were more fatal shootings, including one in western new york, where an attacker lay in wait for a fire crew. >> responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene started receiving -- were fired upon. >> police speaking shortly after a home and car erupted in flames. it was arson they said later that turned out to be an ambush. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for responding first responders. >> gunmen killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others then killed h
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
several rounds of tear gas and used water cannons to break up the protests. scores of people were injured on both sides. some were critically wounded. they were angry after the her with a gang rape last week, when a young woman was attacked so broadly, she is fighting for life. it goes beyond this one incident. people want a strong action from -- from thent's government. until then, they are prepared to keep the heat on. >> a delay until tuesday. the constitution in egypt was supposed to be passed, but now, the electoral commission says they will be looking at allegations of irregularities in the voting process. we were sent this report from cairo. >> egypt, on the brink of a new era. for weeks now, this country has been gripped by political turmoil. there is a lot at stake. egyptians have been waiting on a new constitution, and an early tally says more than 60% voted yes, but the result is not official yet. the guests of voters cannot get a victory for morsi and his supporters, and they say it will help egypt get back on track. >> there was not any blood spilled. the egyptian sho
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